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Most Influential: 1,370thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,986thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,455th
The Armed Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
War Crimes Build Character
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Threaded Needle

Population1.141 billion

CapitalNexus City
LeaderGideon Ofnir

Currencydollar
Animalbison

The Armed Republic of Threaded Needle is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Gideon Ofnir with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.141 billion Needleans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nexus City. The average income tax rate is 31.4%.

The all-consuming Threaded Needlean economy, worth 122 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 107,641 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

The government is deliberately installing bloatware onto computers, employees who skip lunch to avoid sub-par cafeteria food risk getting fired, little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas, and factories grind to a halt every time there is an election. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Threaded Needle's national animal is the bison, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Threaded Needle is ranked 65,274th in the world and 2,466th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 2,577.58 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Influential: 1,370thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,986thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,455thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,271stTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 17,797thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,170thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,125thLargest Agricultural Sector: 22,330thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,664thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,687thLargest Mining Sector: 25,473rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 26,734th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 372nd in the regionMost Influential: 416th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 543rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 675th in the regionLargest Black Market: 683rd in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 698th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 737th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 853rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 893rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 915th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 947th in the regionRudest Citizens: 1,011th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,075th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1,113th in the regionMost Patriotic: 1,261st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,308th in the regionMost Developed: 1,315th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,332nd in the region

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